Central Colorado Conservancy’s Artists for Conservation program supports local artists while the artists support conservation of the lands and waters that inspire them. Artists receive membership benefits, plus opportunities to participate in special artists’ events and exhibit spaces, where a portion of proceeds benefit the Conservancy’s work.
Thank you to our Artists for Conservation members!
As a fused glass artist, Evelyn finds inspiration from the natural landscape and elements of nature with Chaffee County, noting that she will never run out of subject matter.
Laura is an oil plein air painter focusing on impressionist landscapes and native animals, who says that painting en plein air nourishes her soul and puts her immediately in the present moment. She believes the natural beauty that surrounds us everyday is vital to all of us in our connection to the earth and to ourselves: “Central Colorado Conservancy protects and preserves special places so that future generations have the benefits we enjoy today, thus nourishing souls for generations to come!”
P.O. Box 868; 126 1/2 F St.
Salida, CO 81201
PJ is a contemporary, abstract artist working with mulberry paper, natural beeswax, and calligraphy to create colorful textual artwork. Central Colorado provides many places for her to explore and clear her mind after a long day in the studio. While enjoying these areas, she is inspired by the abundance of color and textures in nature, which becomes the inspiration for her artwork.
A mixed media artist, Fay uses her powers of imagination, respect for our worldly creatures, plant life, rock formations, and the mighty seas as major influences in her work.
Robert crafts lathe turned vessels from Colorado Aspen trees (populus tremuloides) — a Colorado icon. When a large Aspen tree dies and is downed by the wind, it is his time to place steel to wood and create an Aspen vessel.
Fred paints plein air landscapes as well as the people in them. He works in oil on canvas. “The clear, clean air and the stillness of the high country nurtures my soul and inspires my art,” he says.
P.O. Box 845
Buena Vista, CO 81211
As a watercolor, oil, tiles artist, Nora has painted on location all over Chaffee County and beyond. The drama and natural beauty found in Central Colorado is like no other, she says, with the changing skies, mountains, and seasonal wildflowers being definite highlights.
A pastel and oil landscape painter, Susan says she is inspired anew every time she walks out of the house, takes a hike or drives down any road in any direction and observes the glorious landscape that surrounds us here in Central Colorado.
As an oil painter and printmaker, Central Colorado’s sights, sounds, and sunshine nourish Patti’s desire to paint and print.
An oil painter, Gary grew up in Colorado. Much of his inspiration for painting comes from the wildlife and open space Central Colorado has to offer, and he believes it is very important to conserve these resources.
Mary Hansen Wolfe
858 Crestone Ave.
Salida, CO 81201
An oil and pastel watercolor painter who focuses on landscapes and old vehicles, Mary says that our undeveloped outdoors feeds our souls: “The outdoors is the source for my creativity,” she says.
A self-taught relief printmaker, Sherrie enjoys employing the versatility and innate graphic qualities to celebrate the beauty of nature and to invite conversations about environmental issues.